High rise not high risk!

Danny Birrel of Kawneer advises on how to design curtain wall facades to accommodate building movement Land-pressed developers are increasingly turning to high-rise buildings to deliver best footprint value but the interaction between the facade of a building, particularly a tall... View Article

Flotex® Colour: Smart. Innovative. Colourful

Forbo Flooring Systems has refreshed its Flotex Colour collection with the addition of a new design and format, as well as an array of new colours that are inspired by the moods and illuminating and spectral shades of cities around... View Article

Havwoods set to impress at CDW 2019

International wood flooring brand, Havwoods is excited to be participating in this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week, between the 21 – 23 May 2019. Located on Great Sutton Street, the brand’s flagship Clerkenwell showroom is nestled within the city’s iconic creative... View Article

Education framework success for Watson Batty

Watson Batty Architects has announced that it has successfully secured a place on two significant university frameworks for architectural services. After a competitive procurement process Watson Batty is one of just three architecture firms to secure a place with The... View Article

Blog: Competency in Construction

With the construction industry in need of a widespread culture change and a chain of responsibility, who will have responsibility for delivering standards of performance throughout the lifecycle of a building? By looking at both the existing regulatory framework and... View Article

Concrete contrasts

KAAN Architecten’s scientific research building for a new university campus near Paris plays with the contrasts between its no-nonsense concrete forms and the landscaped setting, while also paying attention to users. Roseanne Field reports Situated just outside a national park, 20... View Article

Circular economy

The new gallery building for Milton Keynes is a simple but highly effective tribute to the optimistic spirit of a 1960s New Town, reports James Parker Often architects talk about their projects being site-specific. They are rarely more imbued with... View Article

Multi-generational living? Don’t forget the toilet

One issue not generally discussed when talking about multi-generational households is the bathroom – access to, and use of. It’s a growing problem for the households. But it provides potential increase in sales for all involved in the business of... View Article

The Winn Building opens at Eastbourne College

Mr David Winn OBE, chairman of leading corrosion prevention and sealing specialists, Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd, has been recognised for his ongoing support of Eastbourne College with a building on campus named in his honour. The Winn Building is... View Article

Practical points – SterlingOSB Zero StrongFix

How does SterlingOSB Zero StrongFix compare to ply? SterlingOSB Zero can be used for all the same structural applications that plywood can be used for, and as SterlingOSB Zero is made in the UK, the finished board is very competitively... View Article

Marley Alutec launches Elite new roof outlet range

Marley Alutec, the UK’s leading aluminium rainwater system manufacturer, has launched Elite, an innovative multi-purpose flat roof and balcony drainage system that is compatible with all waterproofing membranes and roof build-ups. The launch is supported by the introduction of a... View Article

Luceco’s Celestial lighting at St Enodoc Golf Club

Luceco has recently supplied LED lighting for a general refurbishment at St Enodoc Golf Club, located on the north Cornish coast.  After fully refurbishing the hospitality areas within the club house, the changing areas and Pro Shop were next on... View Article

Considerations for Hand Dryer Selection

Hand dryers are an increasingly common solution to replace or complement paper towels. They eliminate paper towel waste completely, along with the need to manage paper towel inventory. In fact, hand dryers can result in 95 percent cost savings compared... View Article

Metsec wins BIM/Digital Construction Award

Metsec has won the BIM/Digital Construction Award at the Offsite Construction Awards ceremony, held at Futurebuild 2019 at Excel, London. The prestigious award not only underlines Metsec’s commitment to Building Information Modelling but also reinforces the company’s position as one... View Article